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Big barns in Library of Congress photograph identified as Avalongs in Springettsbury Township

These barn photos are part of a recent picture release from Yale University of Library of Congress photos from the 1930s and 1940s. They were commissioned by the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information. The photographs often lack detailed caption information, such as this one, which was labeled as a large dairy barn in York County, Pa. But this photo looks like Avalong barns in Springettsbury Township.

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Most popular York Town Square blog posts: Check out this top 10 list in August 2015

This is one of scores of memorable photos coming from Red Land Little League’s run for the Little League championship last month. The U.S. Little League champs brought Red Land to the attention of the world. And with that came the question: Where is Red Land? Two York Town Square posts exploring the whereabouts of Red Land earned spots 1 and 3 in pages viewed by readers in August 2015.

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Guinston Church’s unusual campus: 1 site, 3 buildings from different times

Chanceford Township’s Guinston Presbyterian Church’s campus holds an unusual sight. Three church buildings stand there, representing three eras of church architecture.

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These old York, Pa., ghost steps were made to walk on, but if they could talk … .

The steps rise at Indian Steps Museum, but this is not the staircase that gave this southeastern York County site it name. Those came from steps made from rock that led to the nearby Susquehanna River.

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This former Major Leaguer came from Red Land, home of the U.S. Little League winner. Can you ID him?

This former Major League baseball player is from Goldsboro, the area covered by the U.S. Little League champs from the Red Land Little League. This achieving athlete, one of the most accomplished baseball players to come from York County, Pa., … Continue reading

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First Post, the former Road House restaurant now renovated in Springetts, welcomes first diners

Linked in/Neat stuff: Ron Wolf in NFL Hall/Friends help Elks Theatre Remember the Road House Restaurant in Springettsbury Township? It’s now the First Post, and it just opened. And the major renovation of this old place (seen here while work … Continue reading

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Springetts again focal point of preservationist-versus-developer debate, Part II

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Golden Plough’s new shingles/5 things to see in Gettysburg Another developer v. preservationist debate is playing out in (where else?) Springettsbury Township. Bloomingdale (seen here) and the Modernaire Motel are significant structures that could be demolished … Continue reading

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One small plot of Springettsbury Township ground, so many memories. And yes, that’s an airport you’re seeing

This York County, Pa. land bears several landmarks popular at the time of this 1950 photograph from a York Chamber of Commerce publication. Take your pick among these Springettsbury Township places. What’s can you ID here? Do any of these … Continue reading

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Springetts development 50 years ago: ‘When Ye Old Valley Inn was dismantled, the findings were amazing’

The York Valley Inn, believed to have dated back to before York County, Pa.’s founding in 1749, came down in 1962. The servers pictured here must have known of its significance because they use it as a backdrop as they … Continue reading

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Springettsbury Township again focal point of preservationist v. developer debate

Springettsbury Township sits along an early path for settlers to travel south and west. So that route, the Monocacy Road, Lincoln Highway and Route 462 created an avenue for development along its sides. In 2015, we’re passing through another wave of proposed development. Some of the fine older buildings, the Vern-Mar Apartments, above, and the renovated First Post are seeing new life courtesy of businessmen who see potential there.

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